Supports for Learners application now open

Parents can receive at least $200 per child up to age 12

Parents can now sign up for a one-time payment from the province as the pandemic continues to impact education.

Queen’s Park has opened up the application website for its Support For Learners relief payment on Monday, allowing parents to receive $200 for each child up to the age of twelve. Parents with kids 21 and uder and with special needs will receive $250. Those who have applied for the province’s previous parental support payment will have to apply once again.

Applications can be made here.

“Whether kids are attending school online, in-person, or a mix of both, every parent in Ontario is feeling the strain of COVID-19,” said Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, “We have heard from parents that new expenses to support their kid’s education in this COVID-19 era are straining their pocketbooks.”

The Support For Learners program is providing a total of $380 million in support for families across the province.